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THURSDAY, NOV 03, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: Florida in Focus

Social Explorer Election Maps: Florida in Focus
Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Leading up to Election Day, we are focusing on different map features. (For an overview, get started with our introductory election maps post.) With less than one week until Election Day, we take a look at Florida, a competitive (and sometimes controversial) state in recent presidential elections. The following pair of maps focuses on t... more
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WEDNESDAY, NOV 02, 2016

NY Times Election Map Special Featuring Social Explorer Data and Analysis

NY Times Election Map Special Featuring Social Explorer Data and Analysis
On Tuesday, the New York Times published a special election maps section featuring data and analysis from Social Explorer. Explore a jumbo map of the 2012 presidential election results at the zip code level, plus maps of race and education. Check out the companion feature on the Times website about different approaches to visualizing election data. more
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THURSDAY, OCT 27, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CUNY TV's Independent Sources "Ethnic Vote"

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on CUNY TV's Independent Sources "Ethnic Vote"
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge recently appeared on the television show Independent Sources, hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre (CUNY TV). As part of the show's special election-related coverage, the episode explores who votes in ethnic and immigrant communities and how they can have more of a political impact. Beveridge and fellow guest Dr. Heath Brown of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY discuss turnout, candidates, redistricting, local and national elections, voter access, d... more
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TUESDAY, OCT 25, 2016

County Business Patterns Data and Maps Now Available

County Business Patterns Data and Maps Now Available
Dive into detailed industry data with the 2014 County Business Patterns (CBP), now available in Social Explorer's maps and reports. The Census Bureau developed the CBP as an annual series to provide economic data by industry. These data include the number of establishments, employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. Users can map different sizes and kinds of businesses. For example, this map shows biggest businesses (over 1,000 employees) compared to smallest (one to f... more
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TUESDAY, OCT 18, 2016

Interactive Feature on Trump's Immigration Policy in the NY Times with Social Explorer Analysis

Interactive Feature on Trump's Immigration Policy in the NY Times with Social Explorer Analysis
A new interactive article by Jugal K. Patel in The New York Times features data and analysis compiled by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently stated that he wants to "keep immigration levels within historical norms," but did not define those ranges. The Times investigates two hundred years of the history of immigration populations and quotas to explore what that could mean in practice. For example, these scenarios: ... more
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WEDNESDAY, OCT 05, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: Top Voter Issues

Social Explorer Election Maps: Top Voter Issues
Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Leading up to Election Day, we are focusing on different map features. (For an overview, get started with our introductory election maps post.) Users can explore election result maps alongside and socioeconomic factors. See how the election results fit into a larger context with our side-by-side maps. In this example, we'll look at variable... more
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WEDNESDAY, SEP 21, 2016

New American Community Survey Data Now Available (2015 One-Year File)

New American Community Survey Data Now Available (2015 One-Year File)
The newly released data from the 2015 American Community Survey are now available on Social Explorer. Subscribers can access the new data through both our maps and reports.  The American Community Survey (ACS) is an extensive annual survey administered by the Census Bureau to a sample of about three million households nationwide. The data includes variables on income, race, ancestry, health insurance, housing, commute time and much more. This latest release... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 20, 2016

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Bronx Population Growth in the NY Times

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on Bronx Population Growth in the NY Times
The latest Census Bureau figures from the 2015 American Community Survey show record population numbers in New York City. In theNew York Times article "People Fled the Bronx in the 1970s. Now Its Population Is Booming," Sam Roberts explores the change borough by borough, citing data and analysis from Social Explorer and Andrew Beveridge. The borough has rebounded from years of high crime and arson, and residential development is on the rise. Once, the Bronx was burning, now, as... more
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TUESDAY, SEP 13, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: Competitiveness

Social Explorer Election Maps: Competitiveness
Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Leading up to the November election, we are focusing on different election map features. (For an overview, get started with our introductory election maps post.) Explore House of Representatives races by district from 2000 to 2014 with Social Explorer. Looking at the 2000 and 2014 maps side by side, you can see changes in the parties and margin... more
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THURSDAY, SEP 01, 2016

Social Explorer Election Maps: An Introduction

Social Explorer Election Maps: An Introduction
Social Explorer users have access to a century of election data maps from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Explore presidential elections from 1912 to today, gubernatorial elections (including off-year elections) from 1990 to today, and congressional elections from 2000 to today. The data are displayed down to the district and county levels. Different display options help Social Explorer users dig deeper. For example, start with a simple map showing... more
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